Chiropody & Podiatry in Durham
What is Chiropody & Podiatry?
Podiatry is the modern term for chiropody. Your podiatrist at the Northern Integrative Health Practice (NIHP) in Durham offers advice about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of disorders of the lower limbs, particularly the feet.
All podiatrists must train for several years to become qualified practitioners. This allows us to treat common problems such as calluses or corns, provide general nail care but also to undertake nail surgery and biomechanical assessments.
We are HPC registered (Health Professions Council) which is the modern terminology for State Registration. We are also members of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.
Chiropody for You & Your Family
All ages of people can benefit from specialist foot care at some stage in their life, therefore it is good practice to have your feet checked periodically to avoid developing future foot health problems.
It is also vital as we get older to have regular footcare to ensure we keep mobile and our feet are comfortable and free from infection. Research has proven that falls can be greatly reduced in the older age group if feet are properly cared for.
We all visit a dentist on a regular basis but our feet, one of the most used parts of our body, are often neglected, sometimes with devastating results.
Problems with your feet are often inherited so if members of your family are known to suffer with foot health problems, it is important that you get your own feet checked to identify potential problems early on.
What can Chiropody & Podiatry treat?
We can identify fungal infections in the nail and provide a treatment plan to deal with even the most stubborn infections.
Chiropody will diagnose this condition and provide a treatment plan to eliminate it and prevent recurrences.
Verrucae & Warts
We offer a variety of treatment options including a weekly treatment of caustics.
Painlessly treated, we can reduce any excess hard skin and cracks, eliminating painful symptoms and vastly improving the skin’s appearance.
In cases of recurring or serious ingrowing toenails, the whole or a part of nail is permanently removed under local anaesthetic. This is normally a last resort and in most cases we can usually remove the ingrown toenail without resorting to surgery.
Most conditions will be covered in a routine Chiropody treatment, including nails, hard skin, corns and calluses. This can instantly transform your feet and provide much improved comfort and cosmetic enhancement.